FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND

with Alberta & Mississippi Bill

First apologies to those who like ourselves expecting Folk, Blues and Beyond to have a preview of the music at Party In The Park, we submitted a full preview in our article but this was cut completely as coverage was given to the event elsewhere in the paper without our knowledge. Unfortunately full information about timings and bands appearing was not listed, and we know after talking to people at the event that they were disappointed that this information was omitted.

*** The short review submitted by ourselves to the Boston Target on Sunday night was, like the preview of Party In The Park last week, cut from our Folk, Blues & Beyond article, however we would like to point out that the parts of the review below in red were used seperately by the Target and accredited to another person without our permission or knowledge. (see page 34 of Boston Target dated 13 Jul 2005.) ***

With little spare time before the Target deadlines to compile a full review of the Party, and the likelihood the event will be covered fully elsewhere in the Target, (by ourselves, but without credit!) we will provide only a brief flavour of what has become one of Lincolnshire's major music events. The Party was once again blessed by hours of sunshine throughout Saturday and Sunday, and local musicians once again provided their huge audiences with a variety of music. Several bands we saw including Red Autumn (do first live appearances come any bigger that Party In The Park?), The Past, Blameless and The Melt concentrating on original material which was well received, whilst bands such as Blista, Evolution and Just For Kicks played a variety of covers from bands such as Green Day, Kings Of Leon, The Who and Queen.

There was a variety of music to enjoy on Sunday afternoon, including music of a country flavour from 101 Proof, an established local band who were making their first appearance at The Party. Between their set and the second appearance by the CS Big Band, a local samba band provided some hot rhythms in the sunshine. During their performance a spitfire did several flypasts in honour of Veterans Awareness Day. Blues, soul and rock all featured in Ray Fenwick's Rhythm and Blues Allstars, with BB King, Ann Peebles and Spencer Davis Group songs all featuring in their uptempo set. They were followed by Gin House, cheered on by their evergrowing fan base, The Ginettes. With songs from the likes of Dr Feelgood and Stevie Ray Vaughan, they whipped up a storming set of R'n'B.

If you are organising gigs at a local venue over the coming weeks, or playing in a band and would like coverage in our weekly column, please e-mail alberta.bill@tinyonline.co.uk or contact the Target office. Further information about gigs, artists and bands appearing in the area can be obtained from the Fizgig website (http://fly.to/fizgig).

We do recommend that you check with venues before travelling as some events sell out in advance, also late changes and cancellations can occur.


WED 13 JUL

There's live music to be confirmed at Old Nicks Tavern in Horncastle.


THU 14 JUL

Youth In Concert which takes place at St Matthew's Church on the Roundabout in Skegness features pupils from the two secondary schools in Skegness. They will be performing a variety of music from 7.30pm. Tickets priced £4, £3 concessions and £1 for those under 19, will be available on the door.


FRI 15 JUL

Rhythm and blues band Gin House who were one of the bands playing at last week's Party In The Park are the live band providing the music at the Revesby Bike Night at the Red Lion in Revesby. Their repertoire includes uptempo songs from Dr Feelgood and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This annual charity event raises money for LIVES.

The Global Village Peace Gathering is scheduled to take place at Scholey Park in Tattershall over the weekend, artists appearing include The Whelk Attachment, a band from Lincolnshire who have moved to London to progress their musical career. They are past winners of the Lincoln Band Competition. Other acts are PinknRuby, Jon Gomm, Zero Point, Funktek, Temple Music, Maschera, Nathan Kaye, Jack Broadbent, The Shambles and Blue Book Project. The Past, one of the bands who appeared at last weekend's Party In The Park will be performing their original songs from around 10pm on Friday. We haven't received full details of timings of appearances by other acts at time of going to press, weekend tickets are available in advance price £25, tel. 07800 510089 for details, or £30 on the gate. Day tickets are also available priced £10.00, children under 10 are admitted free.

A show featuring two top tribute bands 'Thank You For The Music' is being staged at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness. ABBA Magic and Bee Gees Magic will be performing hits from the two of the world's top pop acts of the 70s era.

Market Rasen Folk Club officially re-opens at the Village Hall in Faldingworth this Friday. Guests in the spotlight are Rhyzome, other local artists will also be performing during the evening. Doors open at 7.45pm and music starts at 8.15pm. Tel 01673 843036 for more information about the club and forthcoming events.


SAT 16 JUL

The Vibrators, one of the first bands to emerge on the 70s punk scene are playing at The Farm in Chapel St Leonards. The band who are still fronted by Ian 'Knox' Carnochan never had a major hit though singles such as 'We Vibrate' and 'Automatic Lover' reached the lower reaches of the charts. The band now operate as a trio with original drummer Eddie, and bass player Pete who joined the band in 2003.

Ray Fenwick's Blues Allstars will be playing at the Riverside Bar and Restaurant in Sutton Bridge. The Allstars are led by the former guitarist of the Spencer Davis Group and Ian Gillan Band, and feature three members of the Rawlinson family, singer and harmonica player Andrew, drummer Lee and bass player Tony. The band's line up is completed by guitarist Dave Janes. The group play blues classics from the likes of Muddy Waters, BB King and Albert Collins, as well as covers of numbers by The Allman Brothers, Tony Joe White, The Stones and of course the Spencer Davis Group.

The Saved, an indie rock band from the Lincoln area who play original music will be performing at the Waggon & Horses in Sleaford.

Louth based rock band Stranded play the latest in a series of gigs, in a marquee by the village hall at Saltfleetby. Entry to the gig is priced just £2.00, with proceeds from the event going to the new village hall fund. Young singer songwriter Laura Ringrose will be supporting them. The show starts at 7.30pm.

The Melt who play mainly original blues rock appear at the Anchor Inn at Friskney. Look out for some new songs from the band, some of these such as 'Breakdown' were previewed before a huge audience at last week's Party In The Park.

Porky Pig play classic rock covers at the Nags Head in Bourne.

The Manfreds and Marty Wilde are two of the acts appearing at a concert on the Lincolnshire Showground.

Britain's top musical comedy group The Barron Knights are performing at the Embassy Centre in Skegness, there are special child and family tickets available for this show that will entertain all the family.

Runway play 60s to 90s covers at the Red Lion in Revesby.

Late addition submitted to Target Monday morning but not included in fbb.

At The Inn on the Park, Skegness, exciting local band Puzzle play a great mix of original alternative material and covers from the likes of Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz and No Doubt.

The East Coast Jazzmen will be performing traditional jazz on the bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness between 1 and 4pm.

There will be an organ recital by Carlo Curley at St Denys' Church in Sleaford.

Louth Jazz Club meet at the New Orleans Club on Queen Street in Louth, the venues' name describes the style of jazz that can be heard most Saturday nights when the club's resident band, the Southwold Jazz Band play.


SUN 17 JUL

Peter Jay provides the entertainment at the Anchor Inn at Friskney, where the Virago Star Club are staging a Charity Breast Cancer Ride.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Ray McVay will be performing big band music first performed by Glenn Miller and his orchestra in the 40s at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness.

Jon Gomm is one of the performers scheduled to appear at the Global Village Gathering at Scholey Park in Tattershall. Jon was one of the guitarists who appeared at the London Guitar Show at Wembley in May, a player who extracts a multitude of sounds from his guitar, Jon also writes impassioned songs.

101 Proof bring the sounds of country rock to the Red Lion Hotel in Spalding on Sunday afternoon from around 3pm. The band treated the audience at last week's Party In The Park to some great country and country tinged music, including songs like 'The Bug' and 'Brown Eyed Girl'.

The Pilgrim Stompers bring the sounds of New Orleans to Boston Jazz Club, they are the club's resident band and play in the Revue Bar at Blackfriars Arts Centre in Boston most Sunday nights.

Local barn dance band Rake Up will be playing on the bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness between 2 and 4pm.

There's live music to be confirmed at Old Nicks Tavern in Horncastle.

Party On The Planet provides a great day out for all the family with lots of things for youngsters to do and great live music, on two stages. Headlining the event which takes part in the grounds of the Earl Of Dysart Primary School in Grantham is Midge Ure. There are a number of other acts appearing including March To The Grave and local artists including rock bands Nightvision, Oak and East Road and Sleaford duo Winter Wilson. Proceeds from the event, which commences at 11am, continuing until 7pm will go to the Children's Project.


TUE 19 JUL

Louth rock band Stranded continue their busy summer, heading south to play at the Axe & Cleaver in Boston. The young five piece band play mainly original melodic rock music.

There is live modern and mainstream jazz at the Bustard in South Rauceby, near Sleaford.